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    Air Force One Inbound to JFK Tuesday 9/18

    Air Force One will land at JFK on Tuesday 9/18 as President Obama returns to New York for a fundraising event.

    Based on the TFR, arrival can be expected sometime between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Departure will be around 11:30pm.

    Rain and storms will be a threat all day Tuesday. The worst conditions are expected in the morning and evening so it's possible that photogs may catch a break, but clouds will likely be overhead all day.

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    So far it seems everything is landing on 22L. If conditions continue AF1 is guaranteed today.

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    Do NOT expect AF1 on 22s or antyhing other than 31L no matter what's going on other than a RWY closure for construction or otherwise. Only time I saw SAM29000 on 22L was, well, as SAM29000 last year as it returned from SWF to pick up the prez
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    ETA 310 pm according to White House schedule. Departing at 1105 pm.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    AF1 cleared to land 22L

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    Just cleared for 22L. Wind was 190@27.

    Chris beat me to the board! Anyone know if he's still being flown Downtown? Winds are nasty.

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    22L arrival a rare treat.



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    I think he used the Beast today... winds are kicking arse up here ... .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    Anyone know if he's still being flown Downtown? Winds are nasty.
    Yes I believe Marine 1 was used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Do NOT expect AF1 on 22s or antyhing other than 31L
    Uh ooops!!!! LOL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    Yes I believe Marine 1 was used.
    I thought for sure they were going to motorcade it, until the two Sea Knights buzzed my neighborhood. Didn't see Marine One but it usually approaches from the opposite direction, out of my line of view at the time. Also saw what an unmarked helicopter that I'm guessing was NYPD's Bell 412 "terror chopper" getting tossed around over the East River while keeping an eye over the VIP arrivals. Usually they use an Agusta but the heavier chopper was probably slightly more flyable in today's conditions.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    N412PD is out of service since the crash so the only active Bell they have is N414PD, but that's painted. Was likely a fed chopper then.
    Email me anytime at phil@nycaviation.com.

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    Nice Shots of AF1 - I was at Costco and had a 200MM not a good lens choice for the day and the distance away from the aircraft. M
    y first sighting of AF1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerard View Post
    Uh ooops!!!! LOL!!!
    Manny will do anything to make sure his fellow spotters miss the shot! Like the time we were at the Mounds, and he thought it would be best to drive and park us in some random neighborhood, while Arik Air went by where we just were in perfect late afternoon light.
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